Connecting neighbors in one of America's most diverse communities


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“Clarkston Talks,” A Podcast by Our Leaders of Tomorrow

March 15, 2023

Real Issues. Real Conversations. “Clarkston Talks,” A Podcast by Our Leaders of Tomorrow   Youth in this community are shouldering astounding responsibilities, and our duty to empower them with amplified voices is more important than ever.   One of the solutions at the Clarkston Community Center is amplifying our youths’ voices through a youth-led podcast,…

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Where We Come Together: A Year in Review

February 9, 2023

It’s difficult to deny the challenge of the last few years. The covid-19 pandemic emerged in late 2019 and disrupted almost every facet of life and world business in early 2020. Those effects have lingered with us for years. In that time, the Clarkston Community Center has refused to stand by. Determinedly and innovatively working…

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Spotlight On: Ammar Albadran

February 7, 2023

Ammar Albadran is a versatile TV producer who has held positions at CNN and Scripps News (formerly Newsy). He is also a Board Member of the Clarkston Community Center, and a valued member of the Clarkston community. However, things weren’t always this way for Ammar. Originally from Basra, Iraq, Ammar first worked as a freelancer…

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This is Us

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit community center reflecting the community around it: diverse, supportive, and strong. The mission of the Clarkston Community Center is to connect Atlanta's communities and cultures through education, recreation, and the arts.

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Who We Are

Clarkston Community Center opened its doors in 1994 and continues to grow every year. Currently, we proudly serve more than 60,000 individuals.

We are a meeting place for both long-term residents and families and individuals that were not born in the U.S. In fact, 53% of Clarkston’s residents are foreign-born and more than half are living in poverty. The CCC provides unique experiences, educational resources, and valuable tools that foster community while celebrating cultural diversity. 

Programs for All Ages

The Clarkston Community Center has a full range of community programs including an after-school program and a thriving summer camp. Serving over 60,000 individuals per year, CCC uses art, dance, music and culture to connect, support, and learn. From English as a Second Language classes and Ecstatic Dance Atlanta dance groups to Tabala martial arts and Vietnamese games, the CCC has unique programs and events that keep our vibrant community connected. The CCC strongly supports resources that promote health and wellness in the community, and our seniors have access to such programs as Tai Chi, Senior Technology Courses, Monthly Art Programs and much more. We also offer connections to exciting jobs programs and recreation opportunities for all.

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Refuge for Refugees

The Clarkston Community Center is a safe and welcoming place for refugees. The CCC offers English language classes, connections to legal help, special events and more. But it cannot be done alone. Please consider how you can support the mission.

Support Us in the 2023 Hunger Walk Run

Join the Clarkston Community Center in the 2023 Hunger Walk Run! Hunger Walk Run is an annual fun run put on by Atlanta Community Food Bank that raises funds for hunger relief. Proceeds from the event will go to support local community kitchens, shelters, and food pantries just like ours! We are hoping that you'll join our team so that together we can fight hunger in the Clarkston community, and have a great time doing it!
The money we raise will go a long way toward helping our neighbors in need experiencing hunger and food insecurity. More than 1 in 7 Georgia children now live in a home where hunger is a regular worry. Many proud seniors and hardworking parents are seeking food assistance for the first time in their lives.
We need your support. If you can't join the CCC team as a participant, please consider making a donation on our behalf. Thank you so much!
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Leaders of Tomorrow

Seize the day! The Clarkston Community Center is proud to announce its Leaders of Tomorrow program. If you are a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Person of Color) high school student join us for a leadership course where we'll be discussing defining leadership characteristics, the necessity of civic engagement, and other important community issues. Stipend included!


For more information, contact Fauzia Ibrahim at

Be a part of one of America's most diverse communities


Immerse yourself

We are a gathering place for education, recreation, and the arts for long-time residents, newly-arriving refugees, transplanted Americans and established internationals in Clarkston, GA.

Everyone is welcome

We celebrate the diversity and strengths of our truly international community, and aid the needs of our citizens who represent over 150 ethnic groups.

Get involved - there's much work to be done!

There are so many opportunities for involvement, we have something for almost everyone.
Join one of our many events, activities or classes, or donate your time or resources.

Host your event here

With rooms of various sizes, the historic charm of the Clarkston Community Center is the ideal backdrop for corporate and non-profit events, weddings, receptions, and family celebrations. 

Help one of America's most diverse communities in this time of need.